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Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi"
Original Met Poster, cir., 1918
In May we are proud to present the much anticipated event of the season: The Brooklyn College Opera Theatre's production of the fully staged performance of Giacomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi featuring The Conservatory Orchestra.
This one-act comic opera is part of Puccini's Il Trittico (The Triptych) and is inspired by a scene in Dante's Divina Commedia. The Italian libretto is by Giovacchino Forzano. Gianni Schicchi is so universally popular that it is often staged alone without the other two companion works of the trilogy -- Suor Angelica and Il Tabarro. The heart-wrenching pathos of the beloved "O mio babbino caro," insures that it will remain one of the most popular arias in classic opera.
Isabel Milenski, Director
Dmitry Glivinskiy, Assistant Director
The Conservatory Orchestra conducted by George Rothman
Homepage slide show image: Met set design by Galileo Chini for premiere of Gianni Schicchi circa 1918.
A GRAND TRADITION OF FREE EVENTS
Brooklyn College is proud of its long tradition of offering a wide variety of concerts, films and other events throughout the season, all free to the general public. Brooklynites are invited to enjoy these offerings often and with friends. Watch for free events by the departments of the School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.